Monday, May 01, 2006

2006 Recruit Star Ratings Pt. 2

I haven't had anyone call me an idiot lately, so I thought I'd try this again. I originally posted star rankings like other sports do for all recruits last winter, and thought I'd make a few updates and post it again. This is just my opinion and could be completely wrong. Take it for what it's worth. Feel free to leave your comments in the comments section. A couple players have been bumped up and a few have been bumped down.

Erik Johnson, Defenseman, Minnesota *****
Kyle Okposo, Forward, Minnesota *****
Joe Palmer, Goalie, Ohio State *****
Bill Sweatt, Forward, Colorado College *****
Trevor Lewis, Forward, Michigan *****
Andreas Nodl, Forward, St. Cloud State *****
Matt Butcher, Forward, Northern Michigan ****
Michael Carman, Forward, Minnesota ****
Ryan Lasch, Forward, St. Cloud State ****
Matt Glasser, Forward, Denver ****
Nigel Williams, Defenseman, Wisconsin ****
Kris Fredheim, Defenseman, Colorado College ****
Michael Forney, Forward, North Dakota ****
Ryan Turek, Forward/Defenseman, Michigan State ****
Jim O’Brien, Forward, Minnesota ****
Rhett Rhakshani, Forward, Denver ****
Blake Geoffrion, Forward, Wisconsin ****
Michael Ratchuk, Defenseman, Michigan State ****
Eddie del Grosso, Defenseman, Nebraska-Omaha ****
Steve Kampfer, Defenseman, Michigan ****
Erik Felde, Defenseman, Alaska-Anchorage ****
Cody Brookwell, Defenseman, Denver ****
Jeremie Dupont, Goalie, Nebraska-Omaha ****
Kevin Montgomery, Defenseman, Ohio State ****
Darcy Zajac, Forward, North Dakota ****
Josh Lunden, Forward, Alaska-Anchorage ****
Ryan Flynn, Forward, Minnesota ****
Alex Stalock, Goalie, Minnesota-Duluth ****
Phil Axtell, Forward, Michigan Tech ****
Kai Kantola, Forward, Bowling Green ****
Matt Martello, Forward, Lake Superior ****
Kael Mouillierat, Forward, Minnesota State, Mankato ****
Drew Dobson, Defenseman, Michigan Tech ****
David Fischer, Defenseman, Minnesota ****
Brandon Campos, Forward, Alaska-Fairbanks ****
Kyle Lawson, Defenseman, Notre Dame ****
Jordan Fulton, Forward, Minnesota-Duluth ****
Jamie McBain, Defenseman, Wisconsin ****
Trent Palm, Defenseman, Minnesota-Duluth ****
Zach Harrison, Forward, Minnesota State, Mankato ****
Tony Lucia, Forward, Minnesota ****
Chris Summers, Defenseman, Michigan ****
Chase Ryan, Defenseman, Minnesota-Duluth ****
TJ Miller, Defenseman, Northern Michigan ****
Zach Bearson, Forward, Wisconsin ***
Simon Gysbers, Defenseman, Lake Superior ***
Nick Fanto, Forward, Nebraska-Omaha ***
Chris Vandevelde, Forward, North Dakota ***
James Perkin, Forward, Bowling Green ***
Geoff Irwin, Forward, Minnesota State ***
Mark Bernier, Defenseman, Nebraska-Omaha ***
Brian Gifford, Forward, Denver ***
Dan Quilico, Forward, Colorado College ***
Jacob Cepis, Forward, Bowling Green ***
Aaron Lewicki, Forward, Ferris State ***
Brian Lebler, Forward, Michigan ***
Craig Gaudet, Defenseman, St. Cloud State ***
Ryan Thang, Forward, Notre Dame ***
Riley Gill, Goalie, Western Michigan ***
Todd McIlrath, Forward, Bowling Green ***
Ian Boots, Forward, Ohio State ***
Mark Letestu, Forward, Western Michigan ***
Jared Hummel, Defenseman, St. Cloud State
Matt Overman, Forward, Colorado College ***
Jay Sprague, Forward, Michigan State ***
Ken Selby, Forward, Alaska-Anchorage ***
Nate Prosser, Defenseman, Colorado College ***
Mark Olver, Forward, Northern Michigan ***
Jon Ammerman, Defenseman, St. Cloud State ***
Brian Connelly, Defenseman, Colorado College ***
Jeff Young, Forward, Alaska-Fairbanks ***
Garrett Suter, Defenseman, Wisconsin ***
Steve Jakiel, Goalie, Michigan ***
Mike Davies, Forward, Wisconsin ***
Ray Kaunisto, Forward, Northern Michigan ***
Tyler Ludwig, Defenseman, Western Michigan ***
Brett Blatchford, Defenseman, Notre Dame ***
Paul Crowder, Forward, Alaska-Anchorage ***
Jerad Stewart, Forward, Minnesota State, Mankato ***
Kevin Clark, Forward, Alaska-Anchorage ***
Mark Santorelli, Forward, Northern Michigan ***
John Mitchell, Forward, Wisconsin ***
Logan Gorsalitz, Forward, Minnesota-Duluth ***
Chris Clackson, Forward, Western Michigan ***
Kevin Deeth, Forward, Notre Dame ***
J.J. Koehler, Forward, Nebraska-Omaha ***
A.J. Gale, Forward, St. Cloud State University ***
Matt Schepke, Forward, Michigan State ***
Jarrod Palmer, Forward, Miami ***
Mickey McCrimmon, Defenseman, Northern Michigan ***
John Scrymgeor, Forward, Lake Superior ***
Tommy O’Brien, Goalie, Notre Dame ***
Jeric Agosta, Forward, Nebraska-Omaha ***
Eli Vlaisavljevich, Defenseman, Michigan Tech ***
Mike Testwuide, Forward, Colorado College ***
Chris Berenguer, Defenseman, Northern Michigan ***
Jason Lepine, Forward, Ferris State ***
Julian Zamparo, Defenseman, Western Michigan ***
Dan Kissel, Forward, Notre Dame ***
Jake Marto, Defenseman, North Dakota ***
Trevor Hunt, Defenseman, Alaska-Anchorage ***
Jason Wiley, Forward, Minnesota State, Mankato ***
Michael George, Forward, Lake Superior ***
Alexandre Gagne, Forward, Michigan Tech ***
Chris Minella, Forward, Notre Dame ***
Mitch Ryan, Forward, Minnesota-Duluth ***
Gary Steffes, Forward, Miami-Ohio ***
Cody Chupp, Forward, Ferris State ***
Justin Johnson, Defenseman, Michigan State ***
Blair Riley, Forward, Ferris State ***
Mathieu Picard, Forward, Ohio State ***
Nik Sellers, Forward, Lake Superior ***
Ryan Berry, Defenseman, Alaska-Anchorage ***
Stephen Balint, Forward, Northern Michigan ***
Jon Olthuis, Goalie, Alaska-Anchorage ***
Garrett Raboin, Defenseman, St. Cloud State ***
Nathan Perkovich, Forward, Lake Superior ***
Brian Stewart, Goalie, Northern Michigan **
Chay Genoway, Forward/Defenseman, North Dakota **
Mark Stockdale, Forward, Western Michigan **
Brian Moore, Defenseman, Bowling Green **
Ryan Gunderson, Forward, Minnesota State Mankato **
Aaron Bendrickson, Forward, Wisconsin **
Drew Akins, Forward, Minnesota-Duluth **
Steve Kaunisto, Defenseman, Lake Superior **
Ryan Peckskamp, Forward, St. Cloud State **
Brandon Vossberg, Forward, Denver **
Ben Grotting, Forward, Wisconsin **
Ryan Baird, Defenseman, Lake Superior**
Phil Greer, Goalie, Bowling Green **
Chad Swartzentruber, Defenseman, Lake Superior **

14 comments:

Donald said...

Matt Glasser sure gets a lot of love for 35 points in 58 AJHL games. And don't say "lemme see your list" cause I ain't got one ... I'm just sayin.

Anonymous said...

IDIOT....There feel better..

Chris said...

Here's a good article about Glasser that explains his lack of scoring a little more.

http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=8340&mode=threaded&order=0

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. 4 stars for Darcy Zajac (never drafted) and 3 Stars for Chris Vandevelde (top 100 draft pick). Curious given niether is more "built" for college hockey. Nice list though...

Chris said...

There's a difference in stars, but overall, I think the difference is negligible.

Zajac had a very good year this season and his stock rose a lot. Vandevelde got off to a bit of a slow start, but really played great down the stretch. I had Vandevelde higher in this set than I did the last time, but I didn't up him up to 4 stars.

Anonymous said...

Ryan Lasch of the Pembroke Kings will never be able to play at the college level with out NHLer Keefe and his agent. Word is in Pembroke that they made him a player and they are the resons for the kids point totals. Look for this kid to be a big flop in collge.

Chris said...

I'm sure Lasch won't forget how to play hockey over the summer.

That said, I think Lasch is the biggest "boom or bust" player in this year's crop. He'll either be very effective and score a ton of points, or he won't be and he'll score very few.

Anonymous said...

hockey players are not made over night. Pretty sure everyone at one point in their career had a coach that molded them into the player that they are now

Anonymous said...

Those of you that are commenting negatively on Ryan Lasch obviously did not see this young man play hockey over the last few years in Pembroke, ON. He has the best work ethic on the ice that I have seen over many years of being a hockey fan in Canada. He is small but is quick, strong, fast and is not afraid to take on the "big" guys. If he plays like he did in Pembroke, St Cloud should have a really good player. Good Luck Ryan, we enjoyed you playing for the Kings.

Anonymous said...

the dude that said ryan will never make it at the college level...one question bud ~ HAVE YOU EVER SEEN HIM PLAY??? if not, shut up..you don't know what yer talkin about...we have watched him play his heart out for Pembroke for the past few years...he's small but fast...having said that...
if you have seen him...do you know anything about the skill required to play the game? he played that way with kevin abrams and keefe as his coaches because they run a very tight and disciplined ship in Pembroke. It was a group effort ~ not just 'cuz of keefe...
have a nice day!! and i will sign my name...Tanya

Anonymous said...

hey whats up? i LOVE J.J Koehler!!
he used to play for the Lincoln Stars Hockey team in the USHL (last year) he was/still is my favorite hockey player!!!!!! i talked to him at a Stars game early in the season this year!! it was AWSOME!!!!! i was SOOOO happy to see him b/c i was sad b/c i thought that i probably wont see him again (unless i go to a Maverick's game) but i saw him!! i love him b/c he is short and VERY talented!!!!!!
~*Lindsey Osmera*~

Anonymous said...

Lindsey likes boinking short hockey players that play on crappy teams. Way to set the bar high. Got to love the puck bunnys. LOL

Sean said...
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Anonymous said...

Jay Barribal. Very solid freshman not on your list.